Dr. Rob Butler, Ornithologist, Author, Artist
It is not overstating to say that Rob will amaze, astound and entertain you with his talk on the interactions with birds and the steps cities can take to bring birds closer to our lives. Rob serves as Chair of the Vancouver Bird Advisory Committee and Vancouver International Bird Festival.
Dr. Butler is an ornithologist, author, filmmaker and artist. He holds graduate degrees from Simon Fraser University (MSc) and the University of British Columbia (PhD). He spent 40 years mostly with the Canadian Wildlife Service as a biologist and then a scientist researching birds. His research career began with the social behaviour of crows followed by the ecology of great blue herons that led to the publishing of The Great Blue Heron (UBC Press) in 1997. He is a graduate and adjunct professor of Biological Sciences, and outstanding alumnus at Simon Fraser University.